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Damien Crutcher

Damien Crutcher, a Detroit native and Cass Technical high school graduate, holds a bachelor’s in music education from Michigan State University and a master’s in conducting from The University of Michigan. With mentorship from Dr. Ronnie Wooten and Prof. H. Robert Reynolds, Crutcher’s conducting career includes performances at Carnegie Hall, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, and more. He is the CEO of Crescendo Detroit, a nonprofit transforming Detroit’s youth through music, and managing director of Detroit Symphony’s Detroit Harmony initiative, a ​​city-wide collaboration aiming to provide every student in Detroit with access to instruments and music education.

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